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11 Dec 2018 description

Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2405 (2018), in which the Secretary-General was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

On 30 November 2018, a 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit Pule-Khumri city in Baghlan province: 1,190 people were affected, nine people were injured, 32 houses destroyed, and 138 houses damaged.

Based on initial reports, 29,650 people were displaced in the past week.

A total of 316,470 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

07 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 3 million people including an estimated 1.6 million children are affected by the impact of drought across the country. The number of food insecure population is likely to increase to over 6 million people during the lean season

06 Dec 2018 description

Natural Disasters Update - Drought IDP Overview

Herat

Following verification, profiling and mapping by DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM in designated settlements and on-going response so far; following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;

05 Dec 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:
- The situation in Malistan and Jaghuri districts in Ghazni province is gradually becoming normal. IDPs have started returning to their place of origin.
- Based on initial reports, 6,720 people were displaced in the past week, out of which 1,400 were displaced due to drought.
- A total of 306,161 people have been verified as being displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

05 Dec 2018 description

Roald Høvring

AFGHANISTAN/Badghis: Thousands have been displaced from their homes because of conflict, drought and lack of food. Now, winter is approaching and the cold have already claimed its first victims.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is working around the clock to ensure that the most vulnerable families receive shelter to be able to make it through the winter.

04 Dec 2018 description

Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:

Herat:

Following verification, profiling and mapping by DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM in designated settlements and on-going response so far; following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;

• 21,086 families verified in 10 settlements

• 9,603 families have received NFIs and 3,231 families have received emergency shelter from IOM, UNHCR, IFRC, DRC, IRC and NRC

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

02 Dec 2018 description

Timely start of wet season however Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) persist

Key Messages

29 Nov 2018 description

1. General Overview:

I. The last winter season (2017/2018), was mild as compared to 2017 but with severe cold temperatures. Minus 14 degree was reported in Badakhshan, Bamyan, Daykundi, Paktyia and Ghazni while temperature in Kabul went to minus 8 degree during the winter. There were few incidents of avalanches and limited snow fall.

27 Nov 2018 description
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A high-level international conference on Afghanistan got underway at the UN in Geneva on Tuesday to show solidarity for the war-torn country’s people and help strengthen Government efforts to promote development, along with wider peace and security.

27 Nov 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, this past Saturday began the first in a series of airlifts to western Afghanistan bringing thousands of tents for people displaced by a mix of conflict and an ongoing severe drought.

Together the drought and ongoing conflict have seen over quarter of a million Afghans being displaced in this region of the country since April.

27 Nov 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Humanitarian actors are facing increasing demands of illegal taxation by NSAGs.

  • The security situation in Malistan and Juguri of Ghazni province has improved. However, some local residents feel traumatized by the recent conflict.

  • A total of 301,000 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.

***Countrywide conflict displacement**

26 Nov 2018 description

The UK will provide vital food, shelter and clean water to Afghans affected by one of the worst droughts the country has ever faced, Penny Mordaunt announces.

The UK will provide vital food, shelter and clean water to Afghans affected by one of the worst droughts the country has ever faced, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today (Monday 26 November).

Afghanistan has faced a series of droughts in recent decades, which severely affect harvests and can destroy the livelihoods of farming families.

22 Nov 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Poor precipitation during the winter of 2017/2018 in the mountainous regions of Hindu-Kush is responsible for the severe drought that hit Afghanistan in the first half of 2018, particularly over the northwestern regions. These semi-arid/arid areas rely heavily on rain and melted snow flowing from the mountains for the majority of their water resources. As most of Western Afghanistan does not receive any precipitation between June and October, the lack of it in earlier months compromises water supply for the rest of the year.

21 Nov 2018 description

Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:

Herat:

Following verification, profiling and mapping by DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM in designated settlements and on-going response so far; following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;

• 21,086 families verified in 10 settlements

• 9,326 families have received NFIs and 3,111 families have received emergency shelter from IOM, UNHCR, IFRC, DRC, IRC and NRC